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The Influence Of New Hollywood Cinema

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It is no doubt that Martin Scorsese has heavily influenced the emulating of American film making from European influences. He is a prime example of a ‘New Hollywood Cinema’ director, not only from his ethnicity and background, but from his sheer interest in this form of film making. The ‘New Hollywood Cinema’ era came about from around the 1960’s when cinema and film making began to change. Big film studios were going out of their comfort zone to produce different, creative and artistic movies. At the time, it was all the public wanted to see. People were astonished at the way these films were put together, the narration, the editing, the shots, and everything in between. No more were the films in similar arrangement and structure. The ‘New Hollywood era’ took the classic Hollywood period and turned it around so that rules were broken and people left stunned. In this essay the following will be discussed; the change from the age of classical Hollywood film making to the new Hollywood era, the influence of European film making in American films from Martin Scorsese and how the film Taxi Driver shows the innovative and fresh techniques of this ‘New Hollywood Cinema’. In more detail, the questions that will arise in this paper are as follows; what were the most significant changes that happened from the classical …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Opines that martin scorsese has heavily influenced the emulating of american filmmaking from european influences. he is a prime example of ‘new hollywood cinema’ director, not only from his ethnicity and background.
  • Explains that the ‘new hollywood cinema’ era came about in the 1960s when cinema and film making began to change. big film studios were going out of their comfort zone to produce different, creative and artistic movies.
  • Analyzes how the film taxi driver shows the innovative and fresh techniques of this ‘new hollywood cinema’.
  • Describes the most significant changes that happened from the classical hollywood era to the new hollywood, how did european filmmaking influence american films, and martin scorsese's own direction influenced by his heritage.
  • Explains that the beginning of the 20th century saw a new style of film being made, it overlooked all other american film production as the principal category.
  • Explains that hollywood renaissance was inspired by the films of the french new wave or nouvelle vague, which began earlier in the late 1950's.
  • Explains that martin scorsese has a strong italian background. his grandparents moved to america in the 1900's, and he was able to grow up in corona, queens.
  • Explains that scorsese had severe asthma growing up and his parents, not knowing what medical advice to listen to, took him through every operation that was said to relieve him of this disease.
  • Analyzes how one of the first images of film scorsese remembers is of a film containing roy rogers.
  • Opines that scorsese was in a league of his own during the new hollywood era. his distinctive technique, approach to making films and power over production gives him that edge and advantage in his area of work.
  • Analyzes how the influence of the french new wave and other european film sources is evident in scorsese's taxi driver.
  • Analyzes how taxi driver borrowing ideas from european pictures is the voice over used in the movie. bickle's diet of white bread soaked in peach brandy refers to the film and the panic of him thinking he has cancer.

After Scorsese’s father asking him a question about a character, a young Martin raised his fingers to make an impression of him shooting a gun. This image is one of the most memorable images in Scorsese’s film Taxi Driver, where we see Robert De Niro repeating the same image pointing to his temples. This image is shown at the height of the film. When Scorsese got a television at home, no more did he have to leave his house to engross himself in the most recent movie best seller. Already we can see Scorsese’s love of filmmaking from an extremely young

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